Rest days are a standard part of exercise programs, but they're not the only way to avoid overworking yourself. Let's look at the difference between rest and recovery, and when you can bend the rules.
Parallettes, sometimes also called push-up bars, are a compact version of parallel bars that you can use for more advanced upper body, gymnastic-like exercises in the comfort of your home. Here are some DIY options for parallettes that fit a different range of budgets.
Video: If you love to build things yourself and have been looking to beef up your home gym, I have an awesome project for you: A DIY gym bench that's fun and inexpensive to make.
In the journey to transform myself from Couch Potato to Wonder Woman, the first step was to get off the couch.
Video: The plank is a great exercise for your core, but holding it like a statue is only one of many ways to work those muscles. This video shows a plank-based exercise you probably haven't seen before — and it's great for your obliques.